The first ever ratings of Dubai universities has been revealed by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on Wednesday.
Following Tuesday’s announcement that it has launched a new Dubai Higher Education Classification system, based on quality ratings, KHDA unveiled its evaluation of 17 out of 25 international branch campuses in phase 1. The institutions have been evaluated by covering 282 programs studied by 16,517 students (51.5 per cent of students enrolled in international branch campuses in Dubai).
According to the first-ever ratings, three institutions achieved 5-star rating, eight institutions achieved 4-star rating, three institutions received 3-star rating, two achieved 2-star rating and one received a star-rating.
We picked the Top 11 institutions with 5 or 4 stars rating* to identify the best communities for families to stay near them. Since the institutions were concentrated in two major areas of the city – The Knowledge Village or The Academic City, the closest to them are these five communities with a travel time of under 20 minutes.
1. The Views
The Views is an exclusive community with lakeside residences that open to the stunning green vistas of Emirates Golf Club. A fully established community, The Views offers easy access to Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and Knowledge Village. The University of Manchester Worldwide in Dubai is close to the neighborhood.
2. Business Bay
Business Bay sets high standards for contemporary living. It is home to a vibrant community and high-end homes with exquisite architectural styles. This cosmopolitan destination also spoils residents with the finest features and state-of-the-art amenities to make living in Dubai a genuine pleasure. It provides quick access to London Business School City and University of London.
3. Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis boasts over 1,600 luxury villas within the technology park ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms. DSO contains two villa developments: Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas each with its own community facilities and amenities. Close to several top rated universities such as Heriot-Watt University, S P Jain School of Global Management, Amity University Dubai and Manipal University, makes an ideal community to buy or rent a home in Dubai.
4. Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is one of the most luxurious residential and leisure destinations in the Emirates and is predominantly inhabited by high-standard shoreline apartments, townhouses with views of the fantastic man-made beaches, and signature garden villas, offering a host of amenities to residents. Hult International Business School, University of Bradford, Middlesex University Dubai are all minutes away from this fabulous community.
5. The Villa
The Villa Dubai is comprised of a collection of beautifully designed Spanish style villas. This project is composed of 1,811 luxurious Dubai villas with 4, 5 and 6 bedroom options that are strategically made by skilled architects with floor-plans aimed to maximize the use of space. These villas are ideally set in a secure community that assures its residents a tranquil and peaceful living experience. Going around the city is easy since The Villa is easily accessible by Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Ain road, two of the major roads in the city. The prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) Dubai Campus is in close proximity to the community.
*University Ratings Source: Gulf News